Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 29.06.15

SIGN  LANGUAGE  INTERPRETING  SERVICES
This week our service focuses on Sign Language Interpreting services in Ireland.  Our service can book interpreters for Kerry based GP appointments and Kerry General Hospital appointments.

For all other bookings, we recommend you contact one of the following sign language interpreting services.

PLEASE  NOTE
Interpreter costs, travel, subsistence and booking fees will vary amongst agencies.  Before booking or confirming an interpreter, check with your Deaf and hearing clients if they have a preference for a particular interpreter.

BRIDGE  INTERPRETING
http://signlanguageinterpreting.ie
Bridge Interpreting is a Dublin based company providing a nationwide service
with locally sourced Irish Sign Language interpreters. Bridge offers prompt,
reliable and quality service to members of the Deaf community and to the
public and private sectors.

Bridge Interpreting are happy to discuss individual sign language
interpreting requirements for any assignment.

CORK  INTERPRETER.COM
www.corkinterpreter.com
All interpreters listed on the site are self-employed freelance
interpreters.  Details of rates can be obtained by contacting interpreters
directly.

CSL  INTERPRETING  SERVICE
www.cslstudies.com/Top-Menu-Intrepreting-Services
CSL training and interpreting services can assist you to provide Deaf people
with an equitable experience of access to your Centre, service or education
facility in line with disability and equality legislation.

SLIS
www.slis.ie
The overall goal of SLIS is to ensure that Deaf people can easily exercise
their rights and entitlements under the Equal Status and Disability Acts and
access their rights and entitlements to public and social services.  SLIS
will promote, represent, advocate and ensure the availability of quality
interpretation services to Deaf people in Ireland.

SLIS  EMERGENCY  SERVICE
http://slis.ie/index.php/contact/
To book a sign language interpreter outside office hours for emergencies
only, call the SLIS Emergency Helpline on 087 6725179.

SLIS – IRIS  REMOTE  INTERPRETING
http://slis.ie/index.php/services
IRIS is a video-link service to a sign language Interpreter, using a variety
of programmes such as Skype / OoVoo or Microsoft video-conferencing
(username slis.remote).

IRIS is available online Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.  IRIS suggest
that you book a time-slot (max 30 minutes) ahead of time.  For more
information on IRIS, you can text 087 980 6996 or email remote@slis.ie

INTERPRETER  TRAINING/QUALIFICATIONS
Agencies apply different criteria for interpreters in terms of training,
qualifications and accreditation/registration.

Our service would recommend booking an interpreter who is a graduate of Deaf
Studies/Sign Language Interpreting studies.  In addition, we strongly
support interpreters who have been independently accredited/ registered.  An
interpreter should also be committed to ongoing continuous professional
development and adhere to a Code of Ethics.

R1 accreditation/registration is the highest level of accreditation for a
hearing interpreter.  D1 is for a Deaf interpreter.  This allows
interpreters to do generic interpreting and specialised interpreting such as
legal or high level medical interpreting.

R2/ D2 accreditation/registration allows interpreters to do generic work but
not specialised interpreting.

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND

KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.

Charity Number CHY20854

Text     (+353) 87 633 4687
Fax      (+353) 66 712 0386
Tel       (+353) 66 712 0399

E-mail:       kdrc@eircom.net
Website:    www.kerrydeaf.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf

Can also be contacted via Facetime, Skype & Glide Video Messaging.